Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar

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B.B. King Lucille is Epiphone's version of King's famous Gibson.

Made to play the blues, the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar features 2 humbuckers with stereo output to two separate amps (one for treble, one for bass) and a Vari-Tone control that tailor your pickup sounds.

The body is laminated maple while the maple neck has a rosewood fretboard with block inlays. Body, neck, and headstock are bound. The TP-6 tailpiece allows precise tuning. Gold hardware adds another classy touch, and Lucille's name is prominently displayed on the headstock to remind you never to run back into a burning building.

King’s singular tone has everything you’d want to hear in electric blues guitar—a bell-like ring with a hint of overdrive, soaring highs and gritty lows, and all driven home by King’s mighty left hand tremolo. The Epiphone B. B. King Lucille was designed by B. B. King himself and puts all the tone and nuance of King’s own favorite guitar in your hands.

Features
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Lucille
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Classic Alnico
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Classic Alnico
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Vari-Tone, Dual outputs: 1/4” mono (both pickups or neck pickup in Stereo Mode and 1/ 4” Stereo (bridge pickup)
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: TP-6 tunable
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea

Lucille is calling you to sing your own blues. Answer her call and order this B.B. King axe today.

 

B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Vari-Tone Control
  • Position 1: Bypass
    Position 2: 5dB at 1950Hz
    Position 3: 12dB at 1100Hz (similar to single-coil)
    Position 4: 18.5dB at 360Hz (similar to single-coil)
    Position 5: 21dB at 120Hz
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4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well Worth it! 4-1/2 stars

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from RI

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

First, the fit and finish was better than I have grown to expect at this price point. Nice binding, near flawless Ebony finish. (One time over with a swirl and haze remover resulted in a near Custom Shop finish) In lay work is nice and tight fitting, but they use plastic in the neck $$$. Grover tuners prove up to the task and the tail fine tuner is awesome! I want one on all my hard tails now. Not too heavy, can hang her for a set with out problems. The guitar has very good action with frets about the same size as my Am. Dlx. Strat. (med. Jumbo)neck shape is comfortable , but this axe was made for lead picking. Chording on the upper register is near impossible for me. I have decent size hands. Most certainly is a "slim taper" style neck. Fast, good action, but tight at the top for chords. The electronics; pots work well with a nice linear curve and just the right tension. The varitone is a delight allowing a pallet of tones from driving and full, to scooped like to Tele-ish sparkle. I like this option. The PUP's are OK, almost. Nice sounding and articulate at lower volume's but increasingly muddy as you turn her up. If you are playing Jazz/Pop your OK here. I changed mine out to a USA Gibson 57 Classic in the neck and a 57 Plus at the bridge. This change has made this my go to ax!! Just WOW. Other players have commented on many occasions on the tone I get from this guitar using a tube screamer, wah, delay and a Fender Blues Deluxe with a Weber speaker. GREAT GREAT tone, I recommend this upgrade. It makes a good sounding guitar (with standard Epi DOT PUP's) an amazing toned guitar!!! I would get another if this one was lost. If the PUP's were a bit nicer, this would be a solid 5...I give her a 4-1/2, strong ax at this price point.

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(40 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The "King" of guitars

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from Winter Haven, FL

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

Received this as a gift. Oh my God! There is nothing this guitar cannot do. You want warm mellow jazzy sounds? You got it! Flip the Varitone knob and you've got pure blues pouring from this instrument. Give it another turn and you've got a Rock n' soul feel that reeks of Motown, and funk. BB is a tone genius for putting all of the little nuances into this axe. Simply the best guitar I have ever owned in my 22 years of playing.

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(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

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from Nashville, TN USA

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

This is an awesome replica of the Gibson Lucille. I have played both and they are neck and neck with quality of sound, playability, and looks. If you want to get the Gibson but don't have $1,800 to put into a guitar get the Epiphone. It's a choice you won't regret.

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(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Guitar

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from Chandler Arizona

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

Great Guitar for the money. I found a small blemish on the headstock but other than that I am very happy with the Guitar. The neck is very comfortable as is the string action. Finish is Beautiful as well.

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(15 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Literally Perfect

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from Florida

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for a month now. It's absolutely perfect. The sound is incredibly rich, The looks are simply dazzling, the finish is great, the action is great. The neck and fretboard are the perfect size. This may sound stupid, but I've compared it to the Gibson model, and I liked this one better, at less than half the price!!! It just doesn't get any better. It's a little heavy, so use a comfortable strap.

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(25 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I see why BB King endorses this guitar.

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from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

I have had my "Lucille" for about 14 months and fell in love with it from day one. The features are great and it is so comfortable to play. The only thing I would change is to make the neck width at the nut just slightly wider.

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(8 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dream guitar.

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from St. Louis

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

I'm a big fan of B.B.King. That's why I got this guitar. It is so nice and easy to play. I love how smooth it is when you play it, especially when you hit some blues notes, it just sounds great. It is my favorite of my guitars.

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(14 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is the best thing I have ever touched.

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from Occum, Connecticut, USA

Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

Oh man-this was given to me as a Christmas gift, and I have not put it down since. It has brought me hours of enjoyment with my band.

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